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Florida Supreme Court rules unanimous juries needed to impose death sentences, overturning state law

 Florida Supreme Court building, Tallahassee The Florida Supreme Court ruled Friday that juries must unanimously recommend death sentences before a judge can impose them, a decision which declares unconstitutional current state law and complicates the fate of nearly 400 death-row inmates. In their 5-2 ruling, justices vacated the death sentence of Timothy Lee Hurst, who […]
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Medical marijuana opponents look to snuff out support for November ballot measure

 Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, speak against Amendment 2 With polls showing Floridians on course to approve a medical marijuana ballot measure in November, opposition stepped up their arguments Friday against the proposal. Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, cited what […]
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Catholic bishops have “concerns” about medical marijuana ballot proposal

 Bishops have concerns about medical marijuana initiative With polls showing Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure likely to win voter approval in November, the state’s Catholic bishops are tapping the brakes. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday didn’t say they were opposing the initiative, on the ballot as Amendment 2. But they have “concerns.” […]
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